Memorial Day Weekend Recap + Weekly Meal Plan

Happy Tuesday to you!  I hope you have had a wonderful holiday  weekend.  We had some crazy thunder Sunday morning (I even asked Scott if he thought one strike might have been a bomb!), and a great afternoon shower yesterday, but otherwise it’s been mild and warm and wonderful.  We had a wonderful start to our summer if you’d like to know the details! We started out the weekend right with school getting out, and then having our third annual[Read more]

Hilton Head Birthday Weekend Recap

What a weekend!!  If you read my last post, you might know that I celebrated my 35th birthday on Friday.  And not just all Friday, but all weekend long!  My awesome mom and I scooted off to Hilton Head, South Carolina for a girls beach weekend, just she and I!  It wouldn’t have been possible without Scott being such a trooper and managing the kids and taking them to Aiken for a fun weekend with Nana and Pop.  Cliche as[Read more]

(Short) Weekend Recap + Weekly Meal Plan

Hello, Friends!  Last week was a killer, and this week isn’t going to be much easier.  I’m so glad that business is keeping me super busy, but on top of Easter, Teacher Appreciation Week 1 and now week 2, full weekend after full weekend, after full weekend, I am worn out!  So forgive me for short and sweet posts, but I just cannot cram everything into the 24 hours a day we are given right now! We had a fun[Read more]

Eating Our Way Through Savannah

Last Sunday, Scott and I were able to take a little trip away to Savannah, just the two of us!  Scott visits Savannah several times a year for work, and once a year or so, I get the opportunity to tag along.  Savannah is one of our very favorite cities, and we had a really wonderful trip.  AS I was looking back through my pictures, though, it seems like I tagged along just for the food, haha!  But, truth is,[Read more]

The Ultimate Chopped Salad

Like I posted last Friday, as the weather gets warmer, I crave lighter, fresher dinners.  And since we spend several nights a week at the baseball field, or at church, or on the soccer field, not only do I want something light and fresh, but also quick and easy!  And it’s hard to get easier than a nice, big NO-COOK salad.  For those nights that we either have very little time between dinner time and leaving for the ball fields[Read more]

Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts

One of our very favorite side dishes is Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts.  When we ask Ben what he wants for dinner, his response is always the same– “Steak and Brussels Sprouts!”   When we grill during the fall and summer, we make them on almost a weekly basis, but they are really great with pork, chicken, fish- all year round (clearly, they’re our go-to side dish with steaks!).  And if you’ve never had brussels sprouts or are convinced that you[Read more]

Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches

When I was planning our dinner for Super Bowl Sunday, I kept suggesting all the usual suspects to Scott, and nothing was sounding great to either of us.  Wings?  No. Pizza?  Nope.  Burgers?  I had one yesterday.  I was striking out.  So I went into the store without knowing what we were going to be having.  Looking through the produce and meat department,  I finally saw hoagie rolls, and thought roast beef sandwiches would be delish!  I grabbed the rolls,[Read more]

Friday Favorites: Instant Pot Recipes

This week going back to school after 2 1/2 weeks off has about killed us all!  It has been a little tough getting back into the swing of things- bedtimes and routines, work schedules and carpool lines, we are all worn out!  But here I am, with one more post this week, about the one thing that has saved dinner this week- my new Instant Pot! I was so happy to get an Instant Pot for Christmas this year!  If[Read more]

Meal Plan Monday: Thanksgiving Detox Edition

Hello Friends!!  I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a nice break from work and/or school!  To be honest, I was so sad to send the kids back to school today.  Except for a few squabbles here and there, they played so well together over our break, and though it’s nice to have a little quiet today, I miss them!  Also, I was not prepared for my 6am alarm going off (that I snoozed until 7!)…it was SO hard[Read more]

Loaded Hummus

Sometimes when Scott’s away for dinner or out of town, I just don’t feel up to cooking a big dinner for me and the kids.  I fall back on frozen lasagna (I keep one in the freezer at all times just in case), waffles and bacon, or Spahgettios (they LOVE them!), and I make myself a little mezze platter instead of an actual dinner.  A plate of olives, nuts, a little cheese and maybe salami, and Loaded Hummus.  We are big[Read more]

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